Access And Add New Bookmarks In Mavericks Preview [OS X Tips]

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Cult of Mac reader Alvaro P writes, “After upgrading to mavericks, the Preview app doesn’t show the Bookmarks tab anymore. That’s no good, because I need them to quickly access pdf stuff during meetings.”

Having just upgraded my Macbook Air to Mavericks, I figured I’d give it a look. Here’s what I found.

In my copy of Preview, which upgraded along with the rest of my Mac to a Mavericks-compatible version, the default view is to just show the document I’m looking at, in what’s called the “Content Only” view. However, if I click on the View menu, I see many options to add a sidebar to the window, like Thumbnails, Table of Contents, Highlights & Notes, a Contact Sheet, and–pertinent to our discussion here–a Bookmarks view.

Clicking on the Bookmarks view gives me a sidebar that has all the bookmarks in the current document. You can also click on the little icon in the upper left-hand corner of the Preview window to switch between views, as well.

There doesn’t seem to be a way to rename those bookmarks, however, so let’s hope that Apple changes this feature in a future update.

I hope that helps, Alvaro, and thanks for the question.

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